Launch of the Global Health Economics Publications Page | 20 October 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Global Health Economics Hub's new Publications page: a library of open-access books, practical guides, research tools and articles on the subject of health economics.

Developed for the global health economics community as a dedicated space for written resources on health economics, this page offers a selection of freely accessible practical guides, handbooks and specialist books featuring insights into global health economics research topics (e.g. health care policy evaluation, economic evaluation and econometric analytical methods) and study examples from a variety of low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) settings. All materials on the Publications page and Training Resources page (which includes teaching materials, lectures and short courses on health economics) can be accessed online and viewed or downloaded for study purposes (please find more information about how to access and use these resources in our terms of use). 

Please visit the Publications page to find out more about the full collection of health economics resources which are available through the Hub. 

Global Health Economics Feedback Survey | 21 September 

The Hub is currently in its pilot phase and will be launched in full at the end of September. We believe the Hub will be of most use when its development is informed by you: the user. To help us provide the best information possible, we would very much welcome your feedback on the online training and educational materials currently included on the Global Health Economics Hub, and any topics that you would like to see covered in future.

You can share your thoughts and ideas with us by completing this short survey.


Global Health Publication: Practical metrics for establishing the health benefits of research to support research prioritisation | 1 September

Given the expanding opportunities to collect data to support health-care decision making, and the significant costs associated with data collection, research funders and users increasingly need to identify which data collection activities to prioritise.

In a new paper Thanzi la Onse researchers provide a simple method and tool for estimating the health gains (DALYs averted) from a research study. The tool allows the health benefits of different types of data collection to be quantified in a practical and timely fashion. This information can be used to direct research funding where it offers the most potential to improve health.

Read more here:

Practical metrics for establishing the health benefits of research to support research prioritisation (full open-access article)

A practical approach to identifying high priority areas for data collection (Thanzi la Onse Blog) 


Global Health Research in Focus Webinar | 19 May

Health Benefit Packages for Universal Health Coverage: how can research inform policy and practice? 

This online lecture helps launch the new Global Health Economics Hub; an open access community of practice to support health economics research capability and its use within policy in low- and middle-income settings.  The Hub represents a collaboration between the Thanzi la Onse (Health of All) research programme and the East, Central and Southern Africa Health Community.  Developed for anyone interested in the field of health economics, the Hub offers a platform for sharing knowledge, collaboration, engagement and training through dedicated discussion forums and access to resources for career development.